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  • Office 365 news round-up

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    Jake Zborowski
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One great advantage of our Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite is that you no longer have to wait months or years, until a new version of Office is released to receive software updates and improvements. You get new features immediately, as part of your Office 365 subscription, as soon as they are available and ready to use. Microsoft developers are the source of those ongoing improvements and new features—and not only our internal developers. Office 365 is a platform as well as a product, and there is a growing community of developers who are building new applications for Office 365,…
  • Microsoft Increasing OneDrive File Size Limit From 2GB

    Microsoft - Bing News
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Soon after releasing a major update for OneDrive on mobile\, Microsoft has now removed the 2GB file size limit on uploads. Microsoft made the change without saying anything first, it was spotted by a reddit user initially. However the company has now ...
  • Announcing new F12 dev tools features in August update

    IEBlog
    ieblog
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Today we’re excited to share all the F12 features that shipped in the August update to IE11! In April, we shipped a swath of new features of F12 Developer Tools in Internet Explorer 11 focusing on providing accurate data in the DOM Explorer, actionable data in the memory and performance tools and a smoother debugging experience with Just My Code. With the IE Developer Channel in June we previewed more features in the F12 Developer Tools and now all of these features are shipping out to all of our customers. It’s a long list which you’ll find below or on MSDN but the highlights are:…
  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

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    Vijay
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at www.flipkart.com/Mi and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with - 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
  • Use Bing Rewards, Get Free 2 Day Shipping from Microsoft Store

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    tedroduner
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Looking for an Xbox One or a new all-in-one PC?  How about a Surface 3 or an HTC One?  We’re teaming with the Microsoft Store to make that easier.   Starting today and running through November 1st, people who shop on the Microsoft Store will get free two-day shipping on orders over $75.  If you have a Bing Rewards account linked to your Microsoft Account, all you need to do is select the two-day shipping option at check-out.  Not yet a Bing Rewards member?   We’ll prompt you during check out so you can take advantage of the deal.   We aren’t stopping there.  If you have…
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  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One great advantage of our Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite is that you no longer have to wait months or years, until a new version of Office is released to receive software updates and improvements. You get new features immediately, as part of your Office 365 subscription, as soon as they are available and ready to use. Microsoft developers are the source of those ongoing improvements and new features—and not only our internal developers. Office 365 is a platform as well as a product, and there is a growing community of developers who are building new applications for Office 365,…
  • Join us for Tuesday’s webinar: Archiving items in Outlook

    Doug Thomas
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Old emails can be wrapped up for safe keeping in Outlook. You can think of archiving as a way to clean up your inbox (especially if you’re running into limits) or as a backup. We’ll show you what you need to know about automatic and manual archiving in Outlook.  Join us for our Office 15-Minute Webinar at 9:15 am Pacific Time. There’s also a 20-minute Q&A afterwards. You will need to register for this webinar (it takes only a few seconds). Register and attend https://microsoft.eventbuilder.com/event2.asp?eventID=a2i6g93q Doors open at 9:00 am Pacific Time and we start…
  • Open sourcing Exchange Web Services (EWS) Java API

    Office 365 Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Victor Boctor is a principal architect on the Exchange team. Our last release of Exchange Web Services Java API was in January 2013 (see blog post). Since then, we’ve received feedback about several issues with our model for supporting the Java client APIs. These issues include: License is restrictive. It doesn’t allow sharing of source code modifications except with Microsoft. Hard to contribute. The project doesn’t utilize collaboration platforms like CodePlex or GitHub to facilitate the process for contributing bugs, reports, patches, and other kinds of contributions. Release cycle.
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 013 with Chakkaradeep Chandran on Office 365 APIs in Visual Studio

    Office 365 Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    In episode 13, Jeremy Thake chats to Chakkaradeep Chandran about the Office 365 APIs in Visual Studio and some of his open source projects. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP13_ChakkaradeepChandran.mp3 Download the podcast. Weekly updates Introduction to Office 365 Development training available on-demand from Microsoft Virtual Academy—for free on blogs.office.com Using the HttpClient Class with SharePoint 2013 REST API by Steve Curran Using the Exchange Online EWSs API with Office 365 API via Azure AD  by Jeremy Thake System update for SharePoint list items…
  • Expanding the classroom to global proportions with Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Lindsay Parenteau, senior student, University of Massachusetts, shares her experience with Office 365. It wasn’t until my senior year as a biochemistry student at UMass that I experienced the potential of cloud computing. I had signed up for an elective course called Decision Making in the Age of Cloud Computing. It’s a combination of biology and business studies where we work with students from around the world to research the efficacy of different biotech companies. We used productivity tools to literally erase the geographical and time zone barriers of working with team members in…
 
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  • Announcing new F12 dev tools features in August update

    ieblog
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Today we’re excited to share all the F12 features that shipped in the August update to IE11! In April, we shipped a swath of new features of F12 Developer Tools in Internet Explorer 11 focusing on providing accurate data in the DOM Explorer, actionable data in the memory and performance tools and a smoother debugging experience with Just My Code. With the IE Developer Channel in June we previewed more features in the F12 Developer Tools and now all of these features are shipping out to all of our customers. It’s a long list which you’ll find below or on MSDN but the highlights are:…
  • August updates for Internet Explorer

    ieblog
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    The August update for Internet Explorer includes updates to the WebGL and F12 features, in addition to the latest security updates. As discussed on the Windows blog, we’ll continue to use our existing monthly update process to deliver more frequent improvements in addition to security updates. New features for Internet Explorer 11 The update includes four feature improvements, based on customer and developer feedback. Some of these improvements were previewed in the Internet Explorer Developer Channel and are now ready for release thanks to your feedback. Improvements to F12 Developer Tools…
  • Stay up-to-date with Internet Explorer

    ieblog
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    As we shared in May, Microsoft is prioritizing helping users stay up-to-date with the latest version of Internet Explorer. Today we would like to share important information on migration resources, upgrade guidance, and details on support timelines to help you plan for moving to the latest Internet Explorer browser for your operating system. Microsoft offers innovative and transformational services for a mobile-first and cloud-first world, so you can do more and achieve more; Internet Explorer is core to this vision.  In today’s digital world, billions of people use…
  • Internet Explorer begins blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls

    ieblog
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering a more secure browser, starting September 9th Internet Explorer will block out-of-date ActiveX controls. Note: The original post stated that the ActiveX blocking would begin on August 12th. Please refer to the addendum for further details. ActiveX controls are small apps that let Web sites provide content, like videos and games, and let you interact with content like toolbars. Unfortunately, because many ActiveX controls aren’t automatically updated, they can become outdated as new versions are released. It’s very important that you…
  • The Mobile Web should just work for everyone

    ieblog
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Update 8/4/2014 - Developers can now preview these updates by joining the Windows Phone Preview for Developers or downloading the Windows Phone 8.1 Update Emulator. Details on platform changes described in this post can be found on MSDN. We have also published updated best practices on updating tailored sites to support standards. Windows Phone 8.1 Update includes hundreds of Internet Explorer 11 enhancements that greatly increase compatibility with the mobile web. Based on your feedback, we pursued a web experience for IE users consistent with what is available on iOS and Android…
 
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  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

    Vijay
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at www.flipkart.com/Mi and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with - 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
  • OnePlus One Review; Is it really a Flagship Killer Smartphone?

    Vijay
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    In this article, let’s talk about a device which is often referred as a 2014 flagship killer. Why is it called so?  This device is priced as a budget phone, but has the specs, features, design and user experience of a high end smartphone. That makes it worth the hype. OnePlus is a technology startup committed to bringing the best possible technology to users around the world. Created around the mantra Never Settle, OnePlus works towards creating beautifully designed devices with premium build quality. OnePlus One is the first smartphone from this start-up. This write-up concentrates…
  • Microsoft announce preview of DocumentDB & Azure Search

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Many applications use search as the primary interaction pattern for their users. Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers and cloud architects to embed a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain, or manage any infrastructure. With Azure Search, a developer can enable the power of searching data in their application, reduce the complexity around managing and tuning a search index, and get up and running quickly using familiar interfaces…
  • Alcatel OneTouch launch Idol Series and Hero smartphones

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Alcatel One Touch, a brand of TCL Communication and one of the top ten mobile phone manufacturing company in the world, today launched a new series of smartphones for its customers in India with a focus on south and west regions. The launch announced smartphones in two series; Idol and Hero. The two series consist of smartphones in the mid and high range and are targeted at consumers across various age groups. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Steven Zhao, Country Manager APAC – India Business Unit said, “We are delighted to launch our series of smartphones specially designed to cater to the…
  • Security and threat information exchange: Microsoft Interflow

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    Today, Microsoft announced the private preview of Microsoft Interflow, a security and threat information exchange platform for analysts and researchers working in cybersecurity. Interflow uses industry specifications to create an automated, machine-readable feed of threat and security information that can be shared across industries and groups in near real-time. The goal of the platform is to help security professionals respond more quickly to threats. It will also help reduce cost of defense by automating processes that are currently performed manually. Benefits of Microsoft Interflow…
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  • Use Bing Rewards, Get Free 2 Day Shipping from Microsoft Store

    tedroduner
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Looking for an Xbox One or a new all-in-one PC?  How about a Surface 3 or an HTC One?  We’re teaming with the Microsoft Store to make that easier.   Starting today and running through November 1st, people who shop on the Microsoft Store will get free two-day shipping on orders over $75.  If you have a Bing Rewards account linked to your Microsoft Account, all you need to do is select the two-day shipping option at check-out.  Not yet a Bing Rewards member?   We’ll prompt you during check out so you can take advantage of the deal.   We aren’t stopping there.  If you have…
  • 헬로우 월드 (Hello, World)

    Bing Maps Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    In October 2012, I was sent on a mission to get coverage for Korea in Bing Maps. And, let me tell you…it was not easy. When I started my mission, our maps looked a little something like this: Having been to Seoul several times over the last few years, I can assure you there are more than the eight roads you see above. As such, I set out to find the best quality map data available and chose to partner with SK Planet as our maps provider. South Korea is a complex market with specific rules around the use of map data, so we had to get really creative in our implementation. Over the last 18…
  • Web Spam Filtering

    igorrondel
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    As I mentioned in the July 15 blog introducing Bing Index Quality, one of the key dimensions of our work is web spam detection and filtering. The overview of our approach to this complex problem will be the focus of today’s update. What is web spam? On the surface, our definition is fairly straightforward and intuitive. We think of a webpage as spam if its owner uses black hat SEO techniques in an effort to game our search algorithms with the goal of gaining undeserved ranking for this page or other pages in the spammer’s network. Simple, right? In reality, however, it’s often anything…
  • Bing Maps Expands Transit Features in Japan

    Bing Maps Team
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    We recently enhanced Bing Maps with greater transit coverage and additional transit-related features in Japan, helping get you to your destination as smoothly as possible. Expanded transit coverage               With this release, we’ve expanded the number of agencies and routes in Bing Maps. This means that no matter where you’re heading in Japan, if there’s a transit route that can get you there, we know about it and can tell you how to use it. This is great news both for tourists and commuters, whether your commute is short or you have a meeting in another city.
  • Over 100 New Streetside and 3D Cities Go Live on Bing Maps

    Bing Maps Team
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    If you’re headed out on a last-minute vacation this summer, you can preview that special place on Bing Maps. We have been busy driving and flying to bring you more cities to view before you travel. We recently surpassed the 100-city mark for both our Streetside imagery and our 3D cities, and there are a host of vacation favorites among them. New Streetside cities Drive right up to your destination with Streetside imagery. You can see Streetside imagery in both Bing Maps and the Bing Maps Preview app exclusively available on Windows 8.1. With this release, Streetside passes 100 cities and…
 
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    1 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Learn more about the MSDN Blog Platform at the MSDN Blogs - Help blog! Provide Site Feedback on MSDN Blogs. Check on the status of the MSDN blogs at MSDN and TechNet ...
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    MSDN Blogs > Developer Tools Blogs. Server & Tools Blogs > Developer Tools Blogs. Executive Bloggers. Scott Guthrie; S. Somasegar; Brian Harry; Steve Guggenheimer ...
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  • Use Bing Rewards, Get Free 2 Day Shipping from Microsoft Store

    tedroduner
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Looking for an Xbox One or a new all-in-one PC?  How about a Surface 3 or an HTC One?  We’re teaming with the Microsoft Store to make that easier.   Starting today and running through November 1st, people who shop on the Microsoft Store will get free two-day shipping on orders over $75.  If you have a Bing Rewards account linked to your Microsoft Account, all you need to do is select the two-day shipping option at check-out.  Not yet a Bing Rewards member?   We’ll prompt you during check out so you can take advantage of the deal.   We aren’t stopping there.  If you have…
  • 헬로우 월드 (Hello, World)

    Bing Maps Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    In October 2012, I was sent on a mission to get coverage for Korea in Bing Maps. And, let me tell you…it was not easy. When I started my mission, our maps looked a little something like this: Having been to Seoul several times over the last few years, I can assure you there are more than the eight roads you see above. As such, I set out to find the best quality map data available and chose to partner with SK Planet as our maps provider. South Korea is a complex market with specific rules around the use of map data, so we had to get really creative in our implementation. Over the last 18…
  • Web Spam Filtering

    igorrondel
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    As I mentioned in the July 15 blog introducing Bing Index Quality, one of the key dimensions of our work is web spam detection and filtering. The overview of our approach to this complex problem will be the focus of today’s update. What is web spam? On the surface, our definition is fairly straightforward and intuitive. We think of a webpage as spam if its owner uses black hat SEO techniques in an effort to game our search algorithms with the goal of gaining undeserved ranking for this page or other pages in the spammer’s network. Simple, right? In reality, however, it’s often anything…
  • Bing Maps Expands Transit Features in Japan

    Bing Maps Team
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    We recently enhanced Bing Maps with greater transit coverage and additional transit-related features in Japan, helping get you to your destination as smoothly as possible. Expanded transit coverage               With this release, we’ve expanded the number of agencies and routes in Bing Maps. This means that no matter where you’re heading in Japan, if there’s a transit route that can get you there, we know about it and can tell you how to use it. This is great news both for tourists and commuters, whether your commute is short or you have a meeting in another city.
  • Over 100 New Streetside and 3D Cities Go Live on Bing Maps

    Bing Maps Team
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    If you’re headed out on a last-minute vacation this summer, you can preview that special place on Bing Maps. We have been busy driving and flying to bring you more cities to view before you travel. We recently surpassed the 100-city mark for both our Streetside imagery and our 3D cities, and there are a host of vacation favorites among them. New Streetside cities Drive right up to your destination with Streetside imagery. You can see Streetside imagery in both Bing Maps and the Bing Maps Preview app exclusively available on Windows 8.1. With this release, Streetside passes 100 cities and…
 
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  • Bing TV Show Search Flies Under the Pirate-Hunter Radar

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    At every available opportunity copyright holders criticize Google for not doing enough to stop online piracy and every step taken by the search engine only results in more demands. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Bing flies largely under the radar, providing a ...
  • Bing Maps Transit Significantly Improved in Japan

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    Microsoft is heavily investing in Bing Maps and part of the recent improvements that it made to the service, there’s also a new update specifically launched for the Japanese market. Starting this month, Japanese users of Bing Maps benefit from improved ...
  • Bing Waxes Lyrical on Spam Detection and Filtering

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    In the latest post on the Bing blog, Bing dives into the inner workings of Web spam, what it looks like, and what Bing is doing about it. In the post, Igor Rondel, principal development manager for Bing index quality, discusses the motivation behind ...
  • Bing and Yahoo! Test New Mobile-Friendly Designs

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    Bing and Yahoo! are test-driving radical new designs, reports Search Engine Watch. Both search engines appear to be aiming to improve user experiences for mobile web users, featuring card-like SERP designs reminiscent of Google. Yahoo!’s new look ...
  • Bing Maps Updated With Detailed Korea Maps

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    For those of you who happen to reside in Korea, or at the very least have the intention of actually making your way there some time down the road, Microsoft’s Bing Maps intends to be part of your adventure by offering both maps and navigation solutions.
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  • Microsoft has 20 days to respond to China's queries in antitrust probe, reports say

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Chinese antitrust officials  have given Microsoft 20 days to respond to questions about compatibility issues related to Windows and Office, as well as its use of verification codes, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal and Reuters. China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce [SAIC], which is conducting an antitrust investigation of Microsoft, is requiring Microsoft to explain "problems like incompatibility and other issues caused by a lack of released information about its Windows and Office software," according to The Wall Street Journal report. In addition,…
  • Here's how to get your refund if you bought a misleading Windows Store app

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Microsoft this week outlined the steps it's taking to combat the problem of apps in its Windows Store that have misleading names or descriptions. In a blog entry posted Wednesday, Todd Brix, Microsoft's general manager of Windows Apps and Store, wrote: Every app store finds its own balance between app quality and choice, which in turn opens the door to people trying to game the system with misleading titles or descriptions. Our approach has long been to create and enforce strong but transparent policies to govern our certification and store experience. Earlier this year we heard loud and…
  • Report: Microsoft CEO Nadella going to China as China investigates Microsoft for antitrust

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is scheduled to visit China next month, according to a report Thursday from Reuters. The visit would be coming amid a Chinese government antitrust investigation of Microsoft, though it was unclear whether Nadella would be meeting Chinese government officials to discuss the investigation, according to the Reuters report, which cited a source familiar with the matter. In addition to the antitrust investigation, there are a number of other issues Microsoft is dealing with in China, including mass layoffs of workers at its Nokia facilities in China -- layoffs that…
  • Microsoft to start selling standalone Kinect sensor for Xbox One in October

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    Microsoft is launching a standalone version of its Kinect voice- and motion-sensor for the Xbox One. The standalone Kinect sensor will sell for $150, bundled with Dance Central Spotlight, starting Oct. 7. When Microsoft launched Xbox One in November, it came bundled with the Kinect voice- and motion-sensor, and sold for $500. That may not have been the wisest move. The $500 price came in at $100 more than Sony's PlayStation 4, which also launched in November. Sony's gaming console has been outselling the Xbox One for months now. In April, Microsoft said it had sold 5 million Xbox One consoles…
 
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  • Confessions of a Microsoft enthusiast: the best in class problem

    Kip Kniskern
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    I’ve been thinking a lot about Microsoft and its relationship with consumer enthusiasts like myself and the readers of this blog recently. Even though I’ve been lax on posting, my enthusiasm for Microsoft and its consumer products hasn’t waned. I got into this blogging game as an offshoot of Microsoft beta testing, a way for me to get the latest and greatest Microsoft products (for free, yay!), and almost more importantly, connect with others like myself. Back then, Microsoft was engaged in a full-on push to woo consumers. But more than choosing Microsoft in order to get…
  • On the Threshold of Windows 9: Preview said to arrive late September

    Kip Kniskern
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    “Threshold” is the code name of the next version of Windows, and according to a report today by Mary Jo Foley, it’s coming soon. Mary Jo reports that according to her multiple sources, the new OS will enter a public Technology Preview in late September, with a final version to be released in the spring of 2015. The new OS will build upon Windows 8, but is said to include a “mini-Start menu”, the end of the “Charms bar”, the ability to run Metro/Modern apps in windows on the desktop, Cortana integration, and virtual desktops. According to Foley, the…
  • Continue your conversation with Bing

    Kip Kniskern
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    A few years ago when Microsoft rebranded Live Search to Bing, it promised to move beyond the “10 blue lines” that described Google search at the time. In the years since that, search has indeed moved well beyond those 10 blue lines, first with the introduction of Siri and Google Now, followed closely behind by Cortana, all providing voice recognition and natural language searches, connection with mobile device elements like calendars and contact lists, and a more “conversational” approach to search. Bing, too, is moving toward a more conversational approach to search,…
  • Windows Phone Cyan / Dev Preview update, an easier way

    Kip Kniskern
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Just now I wrote about the hoops I jumped through to get a fully working and fully updated Windows Phone, which is now running Nokia’s Cyan update and the Windows Phone 8.1.1 update. In short, there has been an issue with updating directly from Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview to Cyan, which is a Nokia specific update that includes the final bits of Windows Phone 8.1 but also some firmware updates, including Bluetooth 4 LE, so it’s worth making the upgrade to the “official” bits. However, in order to revert your Developer Preview enabled phone, you have had to run…
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 now available

    Kip Kniskern
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Last week in China, Joe Belfiore announced that Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 would be available to “developers” soon, and indeed today, it’s here. The update includes significant updates to IE 11 for Windows Phone, a new take on “Live Folders”, additions to SMS and VPN management, and brings Cortana to more markets (specifically China and the UK, with Canada, India, and Australia coming on board under an “Alpha” status). In case you haven’t been following along at home, Microsoft “solved” the problem of having to wait for mobile…
 
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  • Too much to ask

    Craig Bailey
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Reply from Malcolm Gladwell when asked about a child’s birth month being an advantage (emphasis mine): Question: In Outliers, you discuss why a hugely disproportionate number of professional hockey and soccer players are born in January, February and March. I can’t begin to imagine how many to-be parents you influenced to try and have their offspring be born in those months! MG: Well, I have heard that some parents took that to heart. I should add, however, that when it comes to academic achievement, the problem of being the youngest in class is most pronounced for kids with…
  • Startup Reviews

    Craig Bailey
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    I’m thinking of starting a new tech blog called Startup Reviews*, where I review every single new startup that I hear about. Without exception I’ll predict they will fail, and I’ll further predict they will fail within 2 years. Regardless of how good their product idea, what their business model is, or previous success. I’ll just blanket predict they will fail. After a year or two I’ll start quietly bragging about my high percentage of correct predictions (likely to be around 80%), and position myself as an industry veteran** who can spot a failure a mile away.
  • Microsoft. Saves You Time

    Craig Bailey
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:21 pm
    I’d love that as a new tagline. I’ve really enjoyed reading some of the analysis of Satya’s memo. In addition to the ones I mentioned in my earlier post, I’ve found these to be particularly interesting: this, this and this. There seems to be three main areas people are focussing on: It’s wordy and bloated There’s going to be job cuts Oh, and we’re not selling Xbox I’m only interested in the first point, since it was the main reaction I had as well. There’s so much talk of experiences and productivity and empowerment, that it quickly…
  • Google Fucktardery

    Craig Bailey
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:49 pm
    The always awesome Aaron Wall lets loose with another blistering rebuke of Google’s regular business practices. When Google complains about censorship, they are not really complaining about what may be, but what already is. Their only problem is the idea that someone other than themselves should have any input in the process. Definitely worth a read. It’s a tricky area for me, since in large part I make my living dealing with both the good and bad of Google. The pendulum swings both ways of course, but in recent years they’ve swung firmly into evil territory. The post…
  • Feels

    Craig Bailey
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Why is that stories like the following really get to me: This Story Of A Dog’s Last Day On Earth Is Beautiful And Utterly Heartbreaking Photoshop Request: My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children’s hospital. Since she was in the hospital her whole life we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes. Can someone remove the tubes from this photo? The Battle We Didn’t Choose but the savagery, cruelty and tragedy contained in the paper every day have no effect? The post Feels appeared first on Craig Bailey.
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  • Update on Windows support for new Russian Time Zones

    M3 Sweatt
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    As noted in my blog post earlier this month, the Russian Federation passed a new law which changes all of the current time zones used in the Federation. (A highlight from the venerable BBC is available here.) As noted, the changes will take effect October 26, 2014, and essentially moves many existing time zones back one hour, and create two new time zones. These new time zones will not observe daylight saving time (aka DST). (Which reminds me: we have also outlined recommendations to help achieve more seamless transitions to new DST and time zone policies on…
  • Available now: August 2014 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems

    M3 Sweatt
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:17 pm
    The August 2014 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems has been released and is available as Microsoft KB 2981580. As noted, the update replaces the previous December 2013 CU (KB 2904266) and includes all the time zone and daylight saving time changes released as hotfixes after update KB 2904266 was released. The following changes were made since the previous Windows cumulative time zone update: Jordan Standard Time: For 2014 and onward, Jordan has changed its DST Start time from the last Thursday in March at midnight to the last Friday in March at 1 A.M., and its DST…
  • Available now: Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows

    M3 Sweatt
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    To continue the Russian theme this month, you might’ve noticed that in addition to getting eleven new time zones, Russia is has a new symbol for the ruble. I’m happy to note the arrival of the update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows, as outlined in Microsoft KB 2970228: …the new Russian ruble symbol can be input by using the physical keyboard, Windows on-screen keyboard (osk.exe), or Tablet PC Input Panel (Tabtip.exe) in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008…
  • Russian Federation Permanently Switches to Winter Time October 26, 2014: Changes to Microsoft Products

    M3 Sweatt
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    (Update 082214: Please see the new post Update on Windows support for new Russian Time Zones with more information on the upcoming update.) Back in 2011, I wrote on the Microsoft corporate blog about the of daylight saving time in the Russian Federation. Then in 2012, I noted Russia considered a return to Winter Time in 2012. If my very poor knowledge of Russian proverbs is correct: Бог тро́ицу лю́бит. In other words, “Third time’s a charm.” (I’m also reminded of the saying, “There was a time they loved an accordionist, and now the time…
  • My Own Accessibility Experience

    M3 Sweatt
    1 Jun 2014 | 10:40 am
      “So, what happened to your blog?” That’s a quest I got on Friday at the office from one of my associates. She asked why I had posted fewer and fewer posts per month until about a year ago, and then nearly nothing at all, save a few posts which were more general updates than insights or preaching in front of the fence with a bucket full of brushes. (Some of you will understand that reference in relationship to how I spend many days at the office.) Let me take you back, I explained. Bear with me for a moment as a I get this out. Some of you won’t find this as informative or…
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    Webmaster Blog

  • Web Spam Filtering

    igorrondel
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    As I mentioned in the July 15 blog introducing Bing Index Quality, one of the key dimensions of our work is web spam detection and filtering. The overview of our approach to this complex problem will be the focus of today’s update. What is web spam? On the surface, our definition is fairly straightforward and intuitive. We think of a webpage as spam if its owner uses black hat SEO techniques in an effort to game our search algorithms with the goal of gaining undeserved ranking for this page or other pages in the spammer’s network. Simple, right? In reality, however, it’s often anything…
  • Resetting Expectations – What Business Today Needs To Learn

    Duane Forrester
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Today’s new businesses have much in common with their older counterparts. The need to acquire new leads, drive revenue, market their product or service. The need to manage overhead, do more with less and stay one step ahead of the competition. So from, say 1974 to 2014, some things haven’t changed much. One thing you never started a business without “back in the day” was a business plan. And that same thinking should be in place today, but in a lot of cases for new businesses, it’s missing. And that’s a problem. See, a business plan literally lists out your plan for the next 5…
  • Bing-Inc Roadshow Final Stop: Houston

    Duane Forrester
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    The Bing/Inc Roadshow is coming to an end. It’s been a jam packed tour for the last 4 events in Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta and Boston, with capacity crowds, excellent questions and easy access to answers. The panel, with industry heavyweights such as Maisha Walker of Message Medium, Bruce Clay of Bruce Clay Inc, Marty Weintraub of aimClear (and myself) is set to meet up again during the final road show event in Houston, Texas. It promises to be another evening jam packed with useful information, tips and tricks. These largely audience-led conversations focus almost entirely on what the…
  • Bing Site Safety Page

    igorrondel
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Malware, and the possibility of infection, is an unfortunate reality facing internet users today. At Bing, we take our job of providing a safe searching experience to our customers very seriously and this anti-malware effort is one of the core elements of the Bing Index Quality charter. We’ve been in this game for many years and have developed comprehensive solutions that minimize user’s risk of infection and maintain the integrity of our index. Inevitably, we get many questions from Webmasters and Bing users about our malware detections and warnings as well as how to clean up and…
  • Usability, Content and Calendars: 3 Areas To Understand And Focus On

    Duane Forrester
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    For every business online come an almost limitless number of areas to learn about, become proficient in and continually work on. Many people end up good in an area because repetition and the “school of hard knocks” teaches them a workable path. And while some areas are no brainers (knowing your product, for example), they still can present legitimate challenges to a business. Areas like Usability often get talked about, but are just as often overlooked, underfunded or skipped entirely for a lack of thorough understanding of the topic. Creating content is a hot topic these days, but the…
 
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    The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog

  • Acceptance Testing Made Easy with F# and Canopy Why acceptance testing?

    MVP Award Program
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual Studio ALM MVP Amir Barylko  Acceptance Testing Made Easy with F# and Canopy Why acceptance testing? Writing tests is part of our development cycle. Most teams I work with have some kind of testing in place. In most cases I found that the tests are a mix of unit tests and integration tests. A unit test is a test for one class or, more specifically, one method. All the collaborators should be faked in order to avoid coupling and to make sure the test is for the class and not for the dependencies. An integration test is…
  • MVP Mentors Imagine Cup Team Estimeet to Big Win

    MVP Award Program
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    34 teams from all over the world met in Seattle for the 2014 Imagine Cup World Finals.  These were the best of the best, selected from tens of thousands of students, and each of their projects were unique and impressive.  When it came to innovation, one team stood above the rest. "We're feeling pretty unreal, it feels like a dream," says Imagine Cup Innovation Winners, Team Estimeet.  The New Zealand team took the top prize in the innovation category with their Windows Phone app that provides a user-friendly solution to a common problem among friends, being late.  Everyone…
  • SQL Server High Availability in Windows Azure Iaas

    MVP Award Program
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, now celebrating their 30th year, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Cluster MVP David Bermingham which is the 44th in the series. SQL Server High Availability in Windows Azure Iaas When deploying SQL Server in Windows Azure you must consider how to minimize both planned and unplanned downtime. Because you have given up control of the physical infrastructure, you cannot always determine when maintenance periods will occur. Also, just because you have given…
  • How to Retrieve Contact ID and Update Contact Details in Microsoft CRM 2013 Contact Entity Using C#

    MVP Award Program
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Ming Man Chan  In order to connect and manipulate the data in Microsoft CRM 2013, the developer can download the MS CRM 2013 SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/en-my/download/details.aspx?id=40321). The CRM SDK uses different patterns to do the CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operations. The simplest pattern for me is using the LINQ expression.  In my experience, not all the update operation can use the LINQ expression but you can definitely do the Read operation using LINQ easily. This article divided into…
  • Primer on Power BI (Business Intelligence)

    MVP Award Program
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Editor’s note: The following post was written by SQL Server MVP Mark Tabladillo Power BI is new and emerging self-service business intelligence and business analytics framework brings together and enhances key Microsoft technologies: Office SQL Server Azure SharePoint Fundamentally, Power BI is considered a premium Office option, because Microsoft licenses it that way.  Yet, the technology details also comprise new collaboration technologies for SQL Server, Azure and SharePoint.  A successful technology collaboration will have boundaries which could arguably belong to one…
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    DHA Today

  • Topographic Map of DHA City Karachi (DCK)

    DHA Today
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    DHA City Karachi (DCK) offers a natural landscape with semi hilly terrain, depressions, natural valleys, flat ground and is sprinkled with natural springs and underground water in abundance. DCK will develop the land according to the contemporary trends of town planning to make it the most sought-after stretch of residential estate, and a land of […]
  • Cheeky Joe’s – Dessert Café

    DHA Today
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    As a population, the people of K-town are far more inclined towards eating savories than desserts. Restaurants and cafes are now scattered across town like peanuts- every nook and cranny supports two or three eateries in a row while in some areas entire streets and lanes have become a hub for foodies. Best Cafés in […]
  • Bar-B-Q Tonight Mobile App – Smart Way To Order!

    DHA Today
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    The smell of charcoal and sizzling meat loaded with spices is a sight many would drool over. As people of the sub-continent, we can never get enough of this tender succulent meat grilled over charcoal flames. Being part of a food lover’s nation, entertainment is all about enjoying a well prepared meal with family and […]
  • 25+ Modest Sports Wear for Women

    DHA Today
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Participating in sports as a profession or interest was never too easy for a muslim women as they have to face a number of societal barriers. In few Muslim society, Sports are considered as a Masculine activity. It is really misunderstood that women should not participate in sports whereas the need of playing sports is […]
  • Family Guest House

    DHA Today
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Family Guest House provide you facilities such as air conditioning, Free WiFi, Mini Fridge in your room, common rooms are furnished and you also have a kitchen if you feel like cooking. Room service is present around the clock to take care of all your needs be it laundry or things you need to get […]
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    Windows Lifestyle

  • Freely Backup and Restore SQL Server Database from Anywhere using SQLBak

    AJ
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Backup plays an important role in ensuring the longer data availability as it helps user to restore lost, damaged or corrupted data when disaster strikes. Many organizations tends to rely Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Lost Your Data or Partitions? Now Get It Back Using Hetman Recovery Software

    AJ
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    A good day might eventually turn into a bad day when you accidentally lost or deleted an important partition of your hard drive. Losing an entire partition would be a Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Tips to Design a Professional Ecommerce Website

    Nitin Agarwal
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:14 am
    Professional Ecommerce Design Every ecommerce site must be designed by an experienced professional to get a neat ecommerce design. Web stores are designed to increase profits for businesses, but these stores Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition – Review

    AJ
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Windows users provided with functionality to resize, copy/move, change drive letter name etc. to customize their PC and managing the storage drive efficiently. The utility known as ‘Disk Management’ makes Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • 3 Top Reasons and Early Signs of Why Hard Drive Fails?

    AJ
    16 Jun 2014 | 4:03 am
    The prime media for data storage on computers are the hard drives with massive data storage capacities. You may easily get a hard drive with storage capacity in Terabytes, and Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
 
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    Business-Inspired Technology Solutions - The Aptera Blog

  • Technology Digest: Week ending 8/29/2014

    Jen Booth
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    The Technology Digest is our weekly list of articles in the technology world that you should be reading about Microsoft, Big Data, OneDrive, Azure, Windows Phone, and Inbound Marketing.  Developer Stuffs  Latest Visual Studio 2013 update: The key fixes, tweaks, and features - Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 offers tighter integration with Microsoft Azure as well as fixes and new features. Read about the changes in the update that developer Tony Patton finds most useful.   Microsoft frees Visual Studio Online for occasional contributors - The company made the move because…
  • Facebook Algorithm Updates? Time To Rethink Your Social Strategies

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Earlier this week, Facebook announced changes to the algorithm that drives News Feed. They’re making changes that will stop favoring click-bait headlines that users might only stay on for a few seconds and will instead give better treatment to stories that users spend more time on an actively share to their friends. If you’re managing your company’s Facebook (or paying someone else to) you should read more about the changes. There’s another message buried in Facebook’s announcement, however: your Facebook strategy isn’t something you can do once and then forget about. That’s one…
  • Upcoming Nashville Event: UX and User Adoption in SharePoint - September 16, 2014

    Jen Booth
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    Now more than ever, SharePoint is seeing a focus on the user experience that accompanies the expansive set of tools provided in the platform. There are new capabilities in place that, when used appropriately, can increase the potential for a successful implementation by providing an engaging user experience, truly dynamic content, and the ability to customize the user experience.  In this presentation, Scott will demonstrate these capabilities, and techniques, and show how SharePoint 2013 can be composed to provide a user experience that can match the powerful collaboration features that…
  • Upcoming Indianapolis Event: UX and User Adoption in SharePoint - September 23, 2014

    Jen Booth
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Now more than ever, SharePoint is seeing a focus on the user experience that accompanies the expansive set of tools provided in the platform. There are new capabilities in place that, when used appropriately, can increase the potential for a successful implementation by providing an engaging user experience, truly dynamic content, and the ability to customize the user experience.  In this presentation, Scott will demonstrate these capabilities, and techniques, and show how SharePoint 2013 can be composed to provide a user experience that can match the powerful collaboration features that…
  • The Corner View: An Introduction to Inbound Marketing

    Jen Booth
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    This month in Aptera’s Corner View we talk with Brian Signorelli of HubSpot about the philosophy, the mechanics, and the successes of inbound marketing. As you will hear in this segment, the Internet has fundamentally changed the way people and companies buy, empowering them to form opinions and make purchasing decisions before they even talk to you. The best response to this is to provide dynamic content that makes your company a trusted resource and prevents potential clients from eliminating you as an option. This is one of the basic tenants of inbound marketing, a new service…
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    Nuts & Bolts Speed Training

  • How to Make the Overlapping Part of a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint 2007, 2010 and 2013

    Nuts & Bolts
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Have you ever seen a PowerPoint presentation with the middle portion of a Venn diagram formatted in a different color, and wondered how they pulled it off? Yes, you could simply add a transparency to the overlapping circles, creating a “hazy” effect in the middle…but what if you want to freely format that middle piece, […] The post How to Make the Overlapping Part of a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • Create Your Own Type of PowerPoint Animation, the Intentional False Animation

    Nuts & Bolts
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:43 am
    Most people have heard of and used PowerPoint animations in their presentations. However, here at Nuts & Bolts Speed Training, we almost never use the ready-made animations found in the Insert tab. Why? Because animations don’t show up when you print your deck, and more often than not, they’re distracting. Instead, we create our own […] The post Create Your Own Type of PowerPoint Animation, the Intentional False Animation appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • 4 Things Most People Don’t Know They Can Do In PowerPoint

    Nuts & Bolts
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:41 am
    PowerPoint is a massive program with lots of capabilities built in, and there will always be things that not everyone knows about. Here are 4 awesome tricks we’ve found that 99% of people don’t know they can do in PowerPoint: #1: Break a table #2: Break SmartArt #3: Break up a list of bullets #4: […] The post 4 Things Most People Don’t Know They Can Do In PowerPoint appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • How to Stop Minor Issues From Derailing Your PowerPoint Productivity

    Taylor Croonquist
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:36 am
    Has your train of thought ever been derailed by something so simple as inserting a symbol? Here’s what happened to me. I was smack in the middle of writing a great pitch and building an awesome PowerPoint presentation. My creative engine was at full throttle, when suddenly everything ground to a screeching halt…I needed to […] The post How to Stop Minor Issues From Derailing Your PowerPoint Productivity appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • Part 3: Highlight Your Point Visually, Otherwise it’s Just Numbers

    Nuts & Bolts
    1 Jun 2014 | 1:40 pm
    This is Part 3 of the “How to Make Your PowerPoint Presentations Awesome” mini-series, designed to give you concrete tips, tricks, and examples that you can immediately use to ‘awesome-ify’ your presentations! Have you ever looked at a PowerPoint slide and had NO IDEA what the point of the slide was? Or even worse, maybe […] The post Part 3: Highlight Your Point Visually, Otherwise it’s Just Numbers appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
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    The Outlookers

  • Microsoft start increasing OneDrive's max file size

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    From The Next Web Microsoft has started increasing OneDrive’s file size limit from 2GB to an unknown new maximum. The change was first spotted byReddit usermegaman821and confirmed by multiple replies on the site. We got in touch with Microsoft to confirm the change. “As we mentioned on our uservoice, we have started the work to increase the file size limit for all OneDrive accounts,” a Microsoft spokesperson told TNW. “We have started the process with a small number of customers and will continue to roll it out to our full customer base. We will have more to share on this update in…
  • China was the only country left in which MSN Messenger was still...

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    China was the only country left in which MSN Messenger was still activated. On October 31st those users will need to make their migration to  Skype, just like the rest of the world. Over there, Microsft has removed all filters previously applied on the VoIP software.
  • "Microsoft is committed to delivering meaningful privacy protections that build trust with our..."

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    “Microsoft is committed to delivering meaningful privacy protections that build trust with our customers, and we know how much you value the contents of your email. We believe your email belongs to you, not us, and that it should receive the same privacy protection as paper letters sent by mail—no matter where it is stored.” - Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft
  • Has Microsoft a "best in class" problem ? Not quite

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    If you are a Microsoft enthusiast, then maybe you read that piece by Kip over at Liveside. I’ve kind of “known” Kip for quite a while now. He and I used to be beta testers and MVP for Microsoft for MSN. I kind of stepped away when the Live brand was launched. I simply did not like it. But he went on and founded a pretty good Microsoft-related weblog.In his latest post, Kip made a confession. According to him, Microsoft does not have any “best in class” products on the consumer market. Well to be honest I kind of disagree with this statement. Of course. It would…
  • OneDrive for Windows Phone Gains Recycle Bin Access

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    If you use OneDrive on your Windows Phone (and really, you should) then you will now gain access to the recycle bin. basically it means that if you have deleted something by mistake, eitther on your phone or on your PC you will be able to restore it. The update is currently being pushed.
 
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